Labor council expels police union

The collective-bargaining process is designed to shield workers from the petty tyrannies of their bosses. But police unions like SPOG deploy the same shield against the public, including workers. From lobbying against basic transparency measures to calling out sick when one of their own is charged with felony murder, unionized cops stoke a debate that might not resolve in their favor. The labor movement isn’t just grappling with the future of police unions. It faces deeper questions about the nature of policing itself. The long history of the fight for safe workplaces and fair wages repeats the same basic conflict. Workers win progress despite bosses — and despite violent state actors, too. The men and women who break up protests might have no place in the labor movement at all.

Seattle-Area Labor Council Expels Cop Union

2 thoughts on “Labor council expels police union

  1. The first cracks appears.

    > The men and women who break up protests might have no place in the labor movement at all.

    Labor needs modernization, like police forces.

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